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2 March 2020

Need a health and wellbeing service on campus? We’ve got you covered!

Staying healthy and safe is the first step to succeeding at uni. So as you begin Trimester 1, take particular note of the health and wellbeing services that are available. These facilities are here to give you physical, mental and spiritual support during your time at Deakin.

Deakin Medical Centres

Conveniently located on each campus, Deakin Medical Centres are just like your regular doctor’s office, only closer! Your confidential appointment will be bulk-billed if you have a Medicare card or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), so you generally won’t have to pay anything (exceptions apply to private vaccines and some procedure fees, so just check with our friendly Medical Centre staff when you book).

Our male and female GPs can issue prescriptions, refer you to a specialist, administer vaccinations, help you quit smoking, check your skin, complete a sexual health check or do a blood test. Book online to make an appointment.

Got a quick question about your health? Just email [email protected].

Counselling for students

Don’t let uni life become overwhelming. If you’re having emotional or mental health issues, or if you just need to talk to someone, our Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) team offers free confidential psychological support to Deakin students.

Make an appointment today to chat to one of our highly skilled counsellors or social workers.

Not ready to talk in person? Check out Ask Counselling, which is an online collection of anonymous student questions that have been answered by Deakin counsellors. Search by topic or submit your own question for a personalised reply.

Disability support

Our Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is here to ensure that everyone can fully participate in uni life. If you have a disability, health or mental health condition that might affect your study or your time at Deakin, contact us to access a range of support and resources – from alternative assessment and assistive technology to longer library loans and interpreters. 

When you register with the DRC, you’ll be assigned a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO), who will help you access the services appropriate to your particular disability or condition. You might also receive a Learning Access Plan (LAP), which is designed to minimise any educational disadvantage you might experience.

Multifaith chaplains

Whether or not you practise a religion, our multifaith chaplains and spiritual centres offer guidance, reflection and peace. From support in times of grief or loss to non-judgmental advice about any kind of problem, you’ll find a warm welcome and a safe space. There’s also a range of free spirituality programs on offer, including mindfulness meditation and building resilience.

Each campus has spiritual centres with extended opening hours. They include general multifaith rooms where you can worship, retreat or just spend time alone for personal reflection. 

Contact a chaplain by phone or email today.

Safer Community

We want our students and staff to feel safe at all times. Safer Community is a Deakin-wide service that aims to keep our campuses safe.  

You should contact Safer Community if you or someone you know has experienced, or is experiencing, sexual harm or harassment of any kind, or threatening, violent or abusive behaviour. You’ll find a safe place to talk about your concerns and issues, personal safety advice, intervention guidance and support, and referral information. You will be believed and heard, and be given a range of reporting and support options.

Physiotherapy (Burwood only)

We offer physiotherapy services at our Melbourne Burwood Campus on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1–4pm. As a student, you’re entitled to a free initial consultation to assess any pain or discuss your health goals. Private fees apply for any further appointments, but a student discount is available, so book online today.

eWellbeing hub

The eWellbeing Hub in DeakinSync is a collection of helpful articles and apps that covers everything from mental health to physical health, from keeping fit to learning to relax, from eating well to staying safe.

Cloud Campus services

While as a Cloud student you may not be physically on campus, support is available so please reach out. You can access a Wellbeing Coach via phone, email a nurse at [email protected], check out the Ask Counselling blogbook a phone appointment to speak to a counsellor or email a Chaplain.

Still not sure where to go?

Just contact Student Central, who can direct you to services right across the University.

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